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of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in the pact, run a movie theater. james holmes will be formally charged next monday. authorities say the 24-year-old is refusing to cooperate. we have the latest from colorado. >> people versus james holmes. >> this is the man who stands accused of one of the worst ever mass killings in america. james holmes appeared in court for the first time since he was arrested outside the cinema moments after the shooting. down at the wrists and ankles, he appeared groggy and showed no emotion. occasionally closing his eyes, he did seem aware of what was going on. there were reports he had styled himself as the joker, batman's evil on-screen nemesis. the charges he will face are expected to include at least 12 counts of first-degree murder. >> any violation can constitute a new criminal offense and or contempt of court. >> he has been held in solitary confinement. police said it was for his own safety and that he had not been answering questions. prosecutors are deciding whether to pursue a death penalty if convicted. >> victims will be impacted by this deci
, court records disclosed that the alleged gunman, 24- year-old james holmes, was seeing a psychiatrist at the university of colorado in the weeks before the shooting. carol leonnig is covering this for "the washington post," and i spoke with her a short time ago. carol thank you for vote be taken by yeas and nays. you. tell us about the new informing yoinforming-- informing you have been reporting on this afternoon. >> it shows that holmes the suspect in the shooting in colorado was seeing a psychotherapist or psychologist in his university where he was a grad eighgraduate student. she was a medical director for the out patient clinic for mental health treatment for students. and she was seeing him for sometime before this tragic event. >> first of all how did this information come out? >> this information comes to us, we have been working on a lead about this exact piece of information and had been asking the university for a few days about it. it came d to light and not confirmed by the university by by a motion in a court record in which the public defender who is representing james
and then opened fire. he has been identified as james holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student. 12 people were killed another 69 injured. >> it was after midnight, but like thousands of theaters across america, this suburban cinema was sold out for the first showing of the new batman blockbuster. >> oh my god. >> the horror of it was captured on people's mobile phones. half an hour into the film, a man dressed in black, wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof jacket let off a smoke canister and then opened fire with an assault rifle, shotgun and pistol. at first, people thought it was a stunt linked to the movie. some died in their seats. dozens were injured as they tried to flee. >> i was right there in the fifth row from the shooter. people were scrambling left and right. my children got out first. me and my wife got down on our hands and knees. people in the higher stadium seats were sitting ducks. >> it is scary. a young girl with bullet wounds in her leg and blood all over her. i do not ever want to see something like that again. >> we just ducked down under the seat. >> we did not want to m
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: james holmes faces 142 criminal charges in the shooting rampage inside a colorado movie theater, including 24 counts of murder. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the suspect's court appearance, and talk with an author and a criminologist about mass killers. >> ifill: then we turn to the presidential campaign, as mitt romney woos the jewish vote and angers palestinians during a weekend trip to israel. >> woodruff: we have two reports from the embattled syrian city of aleppo, where refugees are fleeing by the thousands. >> ifill: jeffrey brown profiles the man who helped launch brazil's economic boom, former president fernando henrique cardoso, recently honored at the library of congress. >> woodruff: and ray suarez examines a legal battle between two tech giants, apple and samsung, squaring off in federal court over patent infringements. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided b
and black tactical gloves. >> reporter: the man was identified as 24-year-old james holmes. >> we are not looking for any other suspects. we are confident that he acted alone. however, we will do a thorough investigation to be absolutely sure that that is the case, but at this time, we are confident that he acted alone. >> reporter: a man in aurora who said he knows holmes described someone quiet and unassuming. >> he was laid back, kept to himself. never really talked to anybody. the conversations we did have were very short. i mean, he was somebody you wouldn't even look at twice walking down the street. very, very mellow. >> reporter: in short order, the night's terror shifted to holmes' apartment four miles away. fbi agents and police attached a camera to a fire truck ladder to look inside, and discovered it was booby-trapped. police have evacuated a five- block area around the apartment complex. that's because they've discovered what the police chief described as "sophisticated explosives." the fbi says that investigation could go on for days. >> we're not sure what we're dea
1950s into the late '60s. kitty wells was 92 years old. and the actress celeste holm died sunday at her apartment in new york. she'd taken ill two weeks ago. holm first received critical acclaim in 1943, playing "ado annie" in the broadway musical "oklahoma!" in 1947, she won an oscar as best supporting actress in the film "gentleman's agreement." she was also nonimated for her portrayal of bette davis' best friend in "all about eve" in 1950. in later years, she had a variety of tv and theater roles. celeste holm was 95 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. fuss on television, news on-line, we look next at the shifting media landscape. >> the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan-- . >> reporter: millions of viewers watched the japanese tsunami and its aftermath on television in march of last year, but tens of millions more, nearly 100 million people in a week watched videos of the unfolding events on-line, on video sharing web site youtube. a report released today by the pew research center's project for excellence in journalism, captures th
by james holmes and the comments made after that by the district attorney on our web site. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour, the penalties for penn state; the campaign challenges for president obama in florida; the battles in syria; and a deadly day in iraq. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama and republican mitt romney returned to campaigning in earnest today for the first time since the colorado shootings. romney spoke to a small business roundtable in irvine, california, and he charged again that the president doesn't understand business. >> i happen to think that for people who have their spent whole livelihood working in government that they sometimes don't appreciate just how hard it is to have a business, grow a business, maintain a business, so that you can maintain employees and pay them better wages and better benefits. and there's a sense that somehow you're the bad guys. i see you as the good guys. if you're employing people and hiring people, i want to see you do better. >> sreenivasan: later, mr. obama a
was able to buy these weapons with no problem. gwen: we know, then, in that case who james holmes, the suspect is not. what do we know about who he is? >> what we know is that he was a neuroscience major, a person who had been a medical students at some point. for some reason that had begun to fail him. he recently was in the process of dropping out of class. he was known by people to be a very smart person, honor student in terms of undergrad. again, very bright man with a promising future. how he descended to this madness is what police are investigating tonight. >> pierre, this is doyle mcmanus. even if this weren't an election year, people would be speculating or wondering whether there was anything political about this. do we know anything about his motivations? >> again, that's one thing that police are looking at. one thing that the new york police commissioner talked about was a briefing that he got in which the young man apparently called himself "the joker," and that his hair apparently was dyed red or orange-red and he may have been somehow acting out in character in co
to the university of colorado-denver. the alleged gunman james holmes had been a grad student there. unconfirmed reports said the package held a notebook describing the impending attack. meanwhile, more than 1,200 mourners filled a denver church for the second funeral since friday's mass shooting in aurora, colorado. and in washington, the u.s. house adopted a resolution honoring the victims and first responders. >> as a father, i can't imagine the great loss of families, of friends, of victims of this horrendous crime. and our hearts, our prayers, our thoughts go with them as we build a stronger community going forward. >> we can mourn for the victims, which is appropriate this week. but it is our challenge as leaders of our state and leaders of our country to go on from today and to say, what can we seriously do as a nation to make sure that no tragedy of this scope or horror ever happens in this country again. >> sreenivasan: in a speech last night, president obama said he'd support stepped-up background checks to bar criminals and the mentally ill from buying weapons. but republican mitt rom
. >> whether to fight or not. >> oliver wendell holmes fdr had a first-rate temperament and a third rate mind. >> and i don' i don't know thats true. >> but temperament is the way you approach the world and deal with people your outward sign of the inner emotional intelligence you have and i think it is the most important quality. >> if you try to predict how these people behave no office temperament is one of the few things you really get a fix on. >> in other words, people can get, people ought to be able to understand the temperament. >> the stupid debates. >> you see what people are like. >> they are so -- >> you see them on the trail -- >> rose: what was it about lincoln, he called on to have a successful presidency? it was clearly courage and it was clearly intellect and it was clearly a sense of mission, the overriding need to save the union, and end slavery but tell me more. >> i think from the time he was young, he had this desire to create something that would stand the test of time so that he would be remembered, i mean from the time his mother died, his first love died, his siste
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